Set between Swaziland and South Africa, in a region still struggling with the divisions produced by an apartheid government, Greetings to the Ancestors documents the dream lives of the territory’s inhabitants as the borders of consciousness dissolve and expand.
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When I am awake I go to different worlds when I watch Cinema. When I am asleep I also go to other worlds and times, and I am in the movie too. These are the herbs I drink to expand my dream world: Jiaogulan, Lavender, Chamomile, Moringa, Rooibos, Gotu Kola, Mugwort, Damiana, Rosemary, Peppermint, Spearmint, Passionflower, Cinnamon, Rose Petals, California Poppy & Hops.
If only the first 24 minutes were as interesting as the final 4. Russell has always been a filmmaker who frustrated me, even though I saw some potential and elements of interest; I guess much like Rivers. Kind of inevitable that their masterpiece would come, when they combined to make Spell; but knowing none of their solo work will ever come close.